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Main research

In line with the institution’s remit the main areas of research of BfR are in the field of risk assessment for consumer health protection, development of methods for replacement and supplementation of animal experiments and risk communication.

  • Research on risk assessment
    Collection of data as the basis for exposure estimation and the development and application of modern methods for exposure assessments
  • Research on risk identification, early risk detection and risk reduction
    Research on properties, mechanisms of action, functionality and pathogen-host relationship of microorganisms, viruses and pollutants
  • Research on replacement and supplementation of animal experiments
    Documentation, assessment, development and validation of methods to supplement and replace testing with animals
  • Research on risk communication
    Research on the scientific principles of risk communication and perception

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